Chalkboard

4.6
1205 Reviews
$50 and over
Tapas / Small Plates
Located just off the square in downtown Healdsburg, Chalkboard is a casual and contemporary restaurant that celebrates the best ingredients Sonoma has to offer. Executive Chef Forest Lee Kellogg's menu of small plates is inspired by produce from a dedicated four-acre garden, and paired with local wine flights and inventive cocktails. Daily-changing offerings are influenced by ingredients sourced from local purveyors and farms, from crudos to just-picked salads; handmade pastas; and roasted and grilled meats and seafood.

Chalkboard is featured in numerous publications like the San Francisco Chronicle and California Home+Design. It offers wine by the glass or bottle, as well as cocktails and beer.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1205 people are saying
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vipBarbaraA
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent evening. The food, service and ambience were wonderful.

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vipnewportlocal2
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had great service and the food was really good!! The fried chicken did not disappoint!!

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vipRatPackSteakLover
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

exceeded all of our expectations. Service was done with teamwork, food quality and preparation was way beyond typical, and folks were friendly even though super busy. They have a great mojo going on in this restaurant and with this team. Bravo!

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MelissaN
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Our server was fantastic, but I think our experience is overall an issue that all restaurants are having during the pandemic. My husband's entree came out 30 mins after mine (and service felt slow and disjointed). I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt. But just a bummer as this was our ten year anniversary dinner and we had heard such good things.

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vipKevin
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good meal, food was well prepared and tasty. Service was also very good with a a very nice atmosphere.

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Gracie
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fantastic! Chalkboard well exceeded my expectations. We went as a family party of 6 to celebrate my parents' wedding and wow was the staff so over-the-top amazing. They really pulled out all the stops to make us feel special. The food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this gem was completely delightful!
From the hostess, our server and her wine recommendation, our charming booth, and the food! I had expectations for chalkboard, as I have read in multiple places about the varying daily menu, the exceptional quality of food and service, etc, and every expectation was surpassed. The hospitality was remarkably professional, yet warm. The entire experience felt personalized for us, which is a rarity. I would recommend this lovely restaurant to anyone that is not only looking for a great meal, but also a pleasant overall experience. I found a delectable vegetarian house-made pasta that balanced the perfect amount of heartiness and warmth with freshness. I do wish I could taste all of the ever-changing menu, but regardless of what is ordered I am certain it will be delicious!

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MaureenM
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food and cocktail were yummy. Very small portions

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AdrienneV
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A great menu with lots of options. Amazing service. Good wine list.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food, but quite noisy. There were 4 of us, and it was a little hard to hear each other without raising our voices.

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RoyL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a remarkable Anniversary dinner with excellent food, wine and service. The rear terrace worked ideally for us, but there are various indoor dining spaces that were equally nice. Wine selection was not very extensive, but a nicely curated list of great wines without breaking the bank.

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KimH
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to try the restaurant and we loved it. Will definitely be back

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MelissaK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was incredible...service was unfortunate. Server had great energy, but not trained properly. 20 mins before we were acknowledged and empty cocktail glasses the entire dinner.

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DebbieK
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food was amazing. Every course was excellent. Can’t wait to return for another great experience.

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ImaFan
Montana
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chalkboard was a wonderful anniversary dinner date and we enjoyed sitting outside! Our waitress was amazing and gave us wonderful suggestions on the food and wine pairings. Would go there again in a heartbeat!

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HeatherB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal with warm friendly service. Definitely get the biscuit sliders.

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Brian
St. Louis
47 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Creative and well executed. Service was warm and attentive with great recommendations and just enough attention without being intrusive. We ate really well during our trip to wine country and Chalkboard topped the list as the best meal we had. Definitely recommend!

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ChristaK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was okay, very average. Pastas drowned in butter and oil. The wine we ordered was bad…

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vipWaitingforprima
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The fried chicken thighs, homemade pastas are so delicious! Just amazing!! Salad greens so fresh and perfectly dressed.
Great night!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superior all the way around. Will be returning soon. Thank you!

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Tr200
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We were at a perfect table, outside and tucked away. The food was mixed and a bit overpriced in my opinion. The corn soup was especially a shocker, two tablespoons arrived in a tiny vessel. It was probably the cheapest thing on the menu, but even at $5 I felt taken advantage of.

Tomato salad was large and chock full of in season delicious tomatoes. The advertised Thai preparation largely absent though.

Fresh pasta was gummy. Shrimp were yummy. Steak well prepared, but at $42 could have been a larger portion.

Excellent service.

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reviewer99
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Didn’t beat expectations from reviews I’d seen. Each dish was overly simple in flavor - either salty or flavorless. Our order was not coursed out properly leaving everything on our table until we ask to slow the courses down. Felt more like bar snacks than a nice restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So amazing! Our waitresss was excellent and the food was impeccable. Great wine recommendation and amazing atmosphere.

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amyp
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our friends 50th birthday. Food was outstanding!!! I highly recommend the fried chicken and any cocktail from Trent. Our waitress was wonderful as well. I can’t say enough good things about our experience.

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HCgrad
New England
25 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a fabulous time at Chalkboard. Food was very good, ambience was lovely and it was a delightful experience. Highly recommend this excellent restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very limited menu

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Chuck
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would go back just for the focaccia bread! Outstanding!!

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vipPatriciaP
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food
Steamed clams very unique
Salmon delicious

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CVDiner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was a very nice dining experience overall. After a day of wine tasting and snacking we were looking for a light dinner. My dining partner and I split a creative and tasty salad; she had strozzapreti pasta with shrimp and Old Bay seasoning which was delicious. Mine (mafaldine pasta with pesto) was uninspiring however. A sample menu from fall 2020 which I saw online would have given more interesting choices; I think when the menu is fairly narrow, each dish really has to do its job well and mine just didn't hit the mark.

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MomofBee
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent and the service is always great. One of our favorite places to go for a date night.

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Daniel
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was incredible. Service was awful - we felt ignored.

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vipmarkj
Central Coast
24 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with proper portions. Fantastic flavors
Thank you!

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sweettooth97
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their menu was so unique and delicious. We loved the plates designed for sharing. The salmon crudo (crudo of the day) was so amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Birthday dinner

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LouiseW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really great items but nothing really anchors menu if you want meal.

Could use one more protein or even veggie main option to round out menu.

Deserts need work.

Food delicious and staff well trained.

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AmeliaS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is lovely, but not pretentious - a mix of out-of-towners in "evening out" clothes and locals in "I don't want to cook tonight" clothes. Food is very good, service is friendly and on-point.

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MoniqueE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor area, great food and service. We'd definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toledo
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot to stop in Healdsburg after wine tasting. Beautiful patio area and excellent food.

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JenniferA
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10-outta-10…. Times 10!
Everyone in our party was delighted with the food, ambiance, service, attention-to-detail & overall experience. Soup to nuts deLish!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Two orders per person is plenty of food. We took some home!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Chalkboard using the Order Online button. Chalkboard also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 473-8030.

Chalkboard is rated 4.6 stars by 1205 OpenTable diners.

Chalkboard does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/chalkboardhealdsburg/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.